English translation of होना
होनाPowered by COBUILD /hona/
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/hona, honA, honaa, honā/
1. assemble transitive or intransitive verb
When people assemble, or when someone assembles them, they come together in a group.
⇒ ...a convenient place for students to assemble between classes.
2. be link verb
You use be to introduce more information about the subject, such as its identity, nature, qualities, or position.
⇒ She's my mother. ⇒ Cheney was in Madrid. ⇒ He's still alive isn't he?
3. be link verb
You use be, with 'it' as the subject, in clauses where you are describing something or giving your judgement of a situation.
⇒ Now it is necessary to say no. ⇒ It's nice having friends here. ⇒ It's a good idea to eat fresh food.
4. carry transitive verb
If an action or situation carries a particular quality or consequence, it has it.
⇒ The injury carries the risk of paralysis. ⇒ The charges carry a maximum sentence of 65 years.
5. come intransitive verb
When a particular time or event comes, it arrives or happens.
⇒ The announcement came after a meeting at the Home Office. ⇒ The time has come for us to move on.
6. come intransitive verb
If someone or something comes first, next, or last, they are first, next, or last in a series, list, or competition.
7. come phrasal verb
When you say how or when something came about, you say how or when it happened.
⇒ This situation came about when I suggested that he give up his job.
8. constitute link verb
If a number of things or people constitute something, they are the parts or members that form it.
⇒ Hindus constitute 83% of India's population.
9. exist intransitive verb
If something exists, it is present in the world as a real thing.
⇒ He thought that if he couldn't see something, it didn't exist. ⇒ She pretended that her problems didn't exist.
10. go link verb
You can use go when indicating whether or not someone wears or has something. For example, if someone goes barefoot, they do not wear any shoes.
11. go phrasal verb
If you go about in a particular way, you behave or dress in that way.
⇒ He went about looking ill and unhappy.
12. go phrasal verb
If a process or an organized event goes ahead, it takes place or is carried out.
13. happen transitive verb
If you happen to do something, you do it by chance. If it happens that something is the case, it occurs by chance.
⇒ I looked in the nearest paper, which happened to be the Daily Mail.
14. happen intransitive verb
When something happens to you, it takes place and affects you.
⇒ It's the best thing that ever happened to me.
15. happen intransitive verb
When something happens, it occurs or is done without being planned.
⇒ Tell me what happened. ⇒ The accident was similar to one that happened in 1973.
16. kill phrasal verb
If you kill things off, you destroy or kill all of them.
⇒ The bears in this area have been killed off. ⇒ You must boil it to kill off any infection.
17. knock phrasal verb
If someone is knocked down, they are hit by a vehicle and are injured or killed.
18. materialize intransitive verb
If an event does not materialize, it does not happen.
⇒ The rebellion failed to materialize.
19. run intransitive verb
Run is used in combination with other words and phrases, where the meaning of the combination depends mostly on the other word or phrase.
⇒ Time is running short. ⇒ I'm running late again. ⇒ Unemployment is still running at 25 per cent.
20. slow phrasal verb
If something slows down, or if you slow it down, it starts to move or happen more slowly.
⇒ The car slowed down. ⇒ We cannot stop Venice sinking eventually, but we can slow the process down.
21. slow phrasal verb
Slow up means the same as slow down 1.
⇒ The new working methods have slowed up the system.
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Translation of होना from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary